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Lesson Plan: What is the Difference Between a Mixture and a Solution

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lesson Plan Day 5: What is the Difference between a Mixture and a Solution?

Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​

What is a mixture?

What is a solution?

How can you separate a mixture?

How can you separate a solution?

Date(s): Day 5 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects
  • SOL 5.1 a,h,and i
  • SOL 5.4 e mixtures and solutions

  • Tenet 1 – Understandable
  • Tenet 2 – Demands evidence
  • Tenet 5 – Social
  • Tenet 8 – Observation and Inference
Student Objective(s) for this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Objective 1 – Know what a mixture is.
  2. Objective 2 – Know what a solution is.
  3. Objective 3 – Know how to separate a mixture.
Misconceptions to address in this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Misconception 1 – Solutions can be separated.
  2. Misconception 2 – Mixtures and solutions are the same.
  3. Misconception 3 - Everything can be separated.
Safety Concerns in this lesson: ​ ​
  • Safety 1 – Any food
  • Safety 2 – Any liquid
download.jpg Making Our Water Work Lesson Plan Lesson Plan What is the Difference between a Mixture and a Solution.pdf


​Related Activities:
Activity #1 Intro to Mixtures and Solutions
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity 1 Intro to Mixtures and Solutions.pdf] Link
Activity #2 Exploring Mixtures and Solutions – Part 2
[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Activity 1 Intro to Mixtures and Solutions 2.pdf] Link
Activity #3 Closing of session


Related Master Lesson Plan:
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Grade 5 Matter Felice Von Bank Winning Master Lesson Plan.pdf] Link

  • Created by: Ms. Felice, Ms. Von Bank and Ms. Winning.



by Science Generalist at 3:34 PM in Elementary, Physical Science, Lesson Plan
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